For a small city, San Gil packs a lot of punch. This is the outdoors capital of Colombia and a mecca for extreme-sports enthusiasts. The area is best known for white-water rafting, but other popular pastimes include paragliding, caving, rappelling and trekking. Closer to earth, San Gil has a handsome 300-year-old town square and Parque El Gallineral, a beautiful nature reserve on the banks of the Río Fonce.
San Gil may not be the prettiest town in Colombia, but dig beneath the exterior and you'll discover a wonderful city of natural beauty and friendly, welcoming residents. San Gil definitely lives up to its motto, 'La Tierra de Aventura' – the land of adventure.